A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Carrollton, Gallatin among iLEAD Academies chosen for Kentucky School Board Association PEAK Award

The Kentucky School Boards Association will present Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble county school district officials with the Public Education Achieves in Kentucky (PEAK) Award at 9 a.m. today, at the iLEAD Academy in Carrollton. The award ceremony will be preceded by a tour of iLEAD Academy. The PEAK Award, given twice yearly, was established in 1997 to focus statewide attention on outstanding...

Gateway, Mount St. Joseph sign agreement to make it seamless to transfer credits for 4-year degree

Earning a bachelor’s degree from a private four-year university in Cincinnati will now be possible for many more local students thanks to an expanded agreement between Gateway Community & Technical College and Mount St. Joseph University. The expanded agreement will make it much easier for students who complete associate degree programs to seamlessly apply their credit hours toward earning...

Covington Catholic High School Chamber Choir releases Christmas album; here’s how to buy it

Covington Catholic, a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School, has announced that the Covington Catholic Chamber Choir has released its latest Christmas album “Home for the Holidays.” The album features 14 holiday favorites including Winter Wonderland, Sleigh Ride, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, White Christmas, and The Christmas Song (winner of the 2016 Q102’s Christmas Choir competition). The...

First Highlands Middle School ‘Parent Talk’ tackles social media; Uberti of Operation Parent speaks

Highlands Middle School staff invited Mary Beth Uberti of Operation Parent to share information on social media and young teens at the first in a series of Parent Talks co-hosted by the school’s Parent-Teacher Organization. “Learning to navigate social media can be as scary for adults not familiar with it as learning to swim is for a child,” writes Anne Collier, executive director of...

Erlanger-Elsmere Schools celebrates 105 graduates from Leadership Scholars Parent Academy

Erlanger-Elsmere Schools celebrated special graduates recently. The remarkable new alumni aren’t high school seniors. They’re district parents who have successfully completed the Leadership Scholars Parent Academy. For the past eight weeks at every school in the Erlanger-Elsmere Independent School District, parents have spent their evening hours attending the Leadership Scholars Parent Academy...

NKU professor is expert on ‘Black Friday’ shopping frenzy behavior; New York Times asks her about it

Staff report A Northern Kentucky University professor is an expert quoted in a New York Times story about Black Friday’s ‘raging hordes’ of shoppers. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * See the whole story here. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Bridget Nichols, an associate professor of marketing and sports business at NKU, has done insightful work on consumer behavior related...

NKU’s feature documentary, Mourning Creation of Racial Categories, to be screened at Freedom Center

A free screening of Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories, a feature documentary that explores how racial categories were created in the United States and their lasting consequences, will take place at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati on Saturday, December 9 at 1 p.m. The film follows sociologist Joan Ferrante’s efforts to find unique ways of mourning the biological,...

Voices from the Classroom: ‘I am exhausted and powerful. I love, am loved. I am a teacher and a mom’

By Rachael Fait Beechwood Elementary School I’m trudging up my basement steps with my unorganized and overflowing teacher bag along with my daughter’s backpack.  My six-year-old son is moving up the steps at a snail’s pace while my three-year-old daughter decides her legs are tired and needs to be carried.  It’s 4:45 and my goal is to unpack, finish homework, give the kids a snack, and do...

Thomas More College offering ‘Students with Autism’ program on making transition to college and beyond

On Tuesday, November 28 at 6 p.m., Thomas More College will hold a program on “Students with Autism; the Transition to College and Beyond.” It is presented by its Institute for Learning Differences. It will be held in the Science Lecture Hall. This program will present parents and professions working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, the changes in educational law and regulations,...

UK Healthcare using education incentives to address critical shortage of nurses in Kentucky

It has been said that nurses are the most trusted professionals in healthcare. In addition to providing treatment, they are nurturers, educators, and champions for the sick and injured. And Kentucky doesn’t have enough of them. A shortage of registered nurses, whether they are in hospital or clinical setting, is a multifaceted dilemma. The aging “baby boomer” population places a strain...

Beechwood students hold annual waffle charity fundraiser and break record for Emergency Shelter

Special to NKyTribune Beechwood High School students have broken a school record for a tasty tradition. The students’ annual waffle charity fundraiser has brought in $1.380. The proceeds go to the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky, based in Covington. Teacher Matt Behrensmeyer makes waffles for the fundraiser. “We were hoping to raise a thousand dollars,” said teacher Matthew Behrensmeyer,...

Kentucky Book Fair is tomorrow at Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena, featuring distinguished writers

Kentucky Humanities’ 36th Annual Kentucky Book Fair is tomorrow from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., and the seventh annual KBF Kids Day is today through 2 p.m. Both events will be held at the new location, Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. For the past 35 years, the Kentucky Book Fair has been held in Frankfort, most recently at the Frankfort Convention Center. With the announcement of the facility’s...

NKU names Dr. Ande Durojaiye as vice provost for undergrad academic affairs

Northern Kentucky University names Dr. Ande Durojaiye as Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs. He will assume the position in February 2018.   Dr. Durojaiye currently serves as director of institutional equity at Michigan State University and chair of the Big Ten Academic Alliance Equity/Affirmative Action Committee. In his position, he has worked extensively with students and faculty around...

NKU to host Student Technology and Leadership Program for grades 3-12 showcase of projects

Northern Kentucky University will host the Student Technology and Leadership Program (STLP) regional event on November 20. Kentucky students in grades three through 12 will showcase their projects in hope of qualifying for STLP state. The Kentucky Department of Education’s STLP uses project based learning principles to empower student learning and achievement through the utilization of technology...